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THE SCRANTON TRIBUNE-MOND AY, ,TTJLY 8, 1901.
rublfthi-'cT Hilly. Exec pi Sunday, hy The Ttlli.
tine h.WUWnf Company, at Fifty Cents a Month.
LIVY S RICHARD. Editor.
0. F. IIYXBEE, lluslntsi Manager.
Nr York Office! 14D Na.asii St.
.s. s vrcei.asd,
Sole, Agent for Foreign AdtcrtUIng
Entered it the Pos'offlce at Scranton, 1'., as
Secr.d Class Mill Matter.
When sp" l" r'rnil, Tie Tribune v lss
flail to print short letters fioni Its IrienJs l'"
lng on current tpk, Ji.tt In rule 's. Hut J"-"
mut h signed, for pnhllentlon, h the vtrltei
teil tumn and the rnmlillin ir pJctit lei ae
ptnco is that alt contributions ahall he nihjrct
to editorial revision.
TIIK Ff.T RATE FOR UiVKMlSlN'O.
The following table shows the prlee per ,ntn
each Inseition, spare to le used within one ("'
Hun rf ildlngnn Full
..DISPLAY. Paper I Reading Position
iMtiin jnft Inches ' 21 " !!! I l
Olinehu .-0 .22 .VI
12IM1 " IS ITS P
:wi ' i,v 17 1J
eWYI .' 15 M H
For fttds of think'. inlutlr n nl condolence
vertMpg Thi 1 tiliinc makes a eluige ol f rents
Rates f'r Classified Adntlslng furnished on
Pt'KAN'JON', Jt'LY S, 10"l.
We gm thT It mot o l.nk tlian
biff In Jlif qrnsip nhfiiit mnteiiuilutcd
wholes ile iippins lit the City Hull.
Defaming the Legislature.
THE UVnn IntPirstlns "Horl
cilcU n.iinliiin" of the
Tlnio ptofo??? jncat nm
HKomciit at The Tribune's
"depth of ilcpmlt' In fulllnpr to
t.-.inw n tit hot it tiro the Wa'nniniiker
iTRiiiF. rH.ooli)oi by the Ot moiTHtlc
oiK.nir. ch.li? the recent legislature
Aith whoIe,ii- fiinllty. "Koelcrlrk"
pioceecl!- 'Thoie is no attempt on the
ran of Thf Tilhnno eir nay other oC
the Qu.iylte papon to tleny tho damn
ln? rlMrse that tlilf tiemonelnus nm
oiint of money (M.M'VWi, ni cording to
the W.uutiujl.ei niKins) w.is spent In
ftsbatiehlns the men elected to make
law for the people of this common
Attempts at denial of vague general
aceiiMitlono fiom notoi lnusly ells
Rruntled sonrcest aie plainly unneces
sary and would simply encourage the
roineis of defamation to Inu eased out
put. Whenever the vlituoust tlefeated
"refoimers" of Philadelphia want to
Invite In lotut a study of the method1
employed at Marrlshurg the probabil
ities are they tan be accommodated;
but they, thoush liberal in nmllKiiltiK
otliers. will take good cait to keep
well undei cover
Thcie has not been n legislature
since we can lemembcr that was not
accused of stupidity and trlme hy
those who didn't get what they want
ed from it. Hurling bricks at men In
public oflke. and especially at makeis
of laws. Is the easiest and most widely
distributed omipatloti that we know
of, and to qualify for it lequlrcs neith
er knowledge, eNperleiue nor Judg
ment. Let the present critics cool off
and scrutinize the recent legHIatme's
reeoid in the ludlclal spirit. Thoe
who are fair will then soon teach the
conclusion that It was cood and clean
in the main and that its wotst faults
were the inevitable fmltage of "re
By the time the Interest is paid, the
Ivngstaff contest will cost the county
easily $1000.fifl. And fot what?
Alerely a Midsummer Fantasy.
T. Corav, of I.uoino leuntt, hi heon mon
tionfd a a omdidatt (or tip Rcpnl,lr.in iionmij.
lion for Malo tiouinri lli would W the n-ht
man for tho placr, n ho lu dionslj olijrt tod
to thf h :li lundrd lohhon Hut ha. Wtn poln
on at Hirri-lmiE tliUjo.ii NnlmNnn I'.ximinei
Mn. CORAY has been for
five teims a member of
the rennsjlvanla leglsla
tuie and theio hasn t been
a moment In that time when he wasn't
stroncly objecting to something As an
objector he is without doubt the most
conspicuous Mice.ss that the politics of
Pennsylvania has jet pioduced; but
the biogiaphcr who se.nches thtough
his public letord for data of affirma
tive achievement w ho looks for tiaces
of some legislative enactment which
beais the (Vnay impress of tonstruct
Ive statesmanship or of some coneieto
evidence that his habitual scolding has
affected piactlcal icsults discovers
little that Is wotth the effoit. The
record on this side Is barren.
It Is not difficult to win a reputation
by the process of Ingenious fault-finding,
and Mr. Coray's methods exhibit
-onsiderable ingenuity. But It Is usual
ly an ephemeral reputation. People in
time tire of a rhetoilc.il diet of political
biliousness and long for more substan
tial achievements. The hailequlns of
"rtform" in our state have found Mi.
Coray's gifts of sarcasm and Invective
temporarily useful In their plottlngs foi
place and power: and thiough their
newspapers they have been liberal in
'heir administrations of eibal taffy.
But lnieeS not be feared that they
meditate 'conferring more ubsianlal
erogiiliion'. Mr. Coiay would be much
too civjlieal. pessimistic and incorrig
ble lif public ofllce to constitute the
lnd of official they would care to ele.
fate if they had the power. That spirit
jf perverse eaptlousness which they
low applaud when leveled by him at
'he organization would soon lose Its
harm If aimed at themselves; and Mr.
wOray Is Just the kind of man to be
ilvays..Mdgln the government."
The Coray state treasuienshlp boom
:an therefore, be dismissed. It Is mere
y a mlcHuinmcr fantasy.
Old Kruger, safe In person and pock
et. orders the starving: Boets to flr.nt
on. Suth heroism does not rlns iruc.
The seconfl-clasH mall matter now
embraces -neaily three-fourths of tho
rntlre weltfht pt all mall matter, and
yet It brings In a revenue of less than
(l.nOO.OnO a year out of the entlro pos
tal revenues of moiethan $110,000,000.
While It aggreeates 'threc-fotu ths of
the weight. It contributes only about
one-thirtieth of the revenue. To handle
and cry the second-class matter
:ost fully 560,000,000 a year above
.vhat the government leeelves for
handling and carrying It. This extra-
ordlnnry loss grows largely out of
abuses which have crept In gradually
and which the law never contempla
ted; and Poitniastcr General Smith Is
about to try his hand nt administering
practicable teniedle. It Is to be
hoped that he wilt be nble to draw
tho lino fairly between merit and
fraud. This Is not as eaty as It looks.
The Wllkes-Harre rtecord mini the
organization of the lSepubllcan paity
of Luzerne evinty placed In the hands
of "absolutely fair, non-faetlonal
llepublicant," a proper enough wish If
such Republicans can be found. In
the meantime, u i.., encoui aging to ob
serve that t'm organization In that
county Is In the hands of Republican'
who aie not hot one year and cold
th next, nor fuslonlsts nor assistant
Democrats, but legulais.
5untlny Observance nnd Law.
-"m: uxpi:mi:.Ncn which
I Pittsburg H undergoing
-L through the purpose of Its
lecoider, Major A. M
Brown, to effect a Rtrleter enforce
ment of the Sunday laws, more es
pecially of the so-called Blue Laws of
1791, Is of general Interest, since the
conditions In Pittsburg are not mater
ially dllToient fiom those piev.ilent In
most large titles moio than two gener
Soon after his qualification as re
coider. Major Hi own issued an older
to the dliector of public safety In
foiuilng 111 in and, through him, the
polite, that It was the lecotder's tle
slie th.it the laws lor the safeguarding
of Sunday should be enfoiced strictly
and Impartially. This wise general
principle Immediately tlev eloped con
fusion as to details. The Blue Laws,
roughly sununnilzed, outlaw all tran
sactions on Sunday which are not
"woikst of necessity or chuiity." What
are "woiks of necessity or charity,"
Judged fiom a twentieth century
The nimver came fiom the recoider
in a general way, th.it all Sunday
business provocative of public tllsor
dei must bo -stopped; nnd the superin
tendent of police added: "All Ice
cream pallors, lemonade stands, ie
fri'.shnient booths of all kinds all over
the city will have to close. Ding
stores may sell soda water, soft thinks
and drugs. That is the limit for
them" ruder the law the "diesslng
of victuals" In 'houses of enteitaln
ment" Is permitted, and the cry forth
with arose that Ice cieam, soda water
and lemonade constituted "victuals"
within the meaning nf the act. The
Commercial-Gazette, n lepiesentatlve
and conservative paper, indoised It by
'The piohlhitton of sales nt booths
or in Ice citani parlors seems aimed
dliectly at the people who go to the
paiks on Sunday. In the public parks
In eveiy other city In the countiy
theio aie spacious and well-appointed
icstauiants wheie the people may go
to get meals or icfiesh themselves
with lie tieam nnd cake. On the af
ternoon of Sunday, the people's rest
day, the broad pinches of those ies
t. mi ants aie uowded with happy
family panics. In the Pittsburg
paiks visitors can haidlv get decent
water to think. In default of decent
municipal provision for pavilions and
icstauiants in the paiks themselves,
venders have gatheied about the park
appioaches, and these, aceoidlng to
repoit. aie niaikeil out for suppies
slon. Those booths nnd shanty-par-lois
aie not attiactlve sunoundlngs
for the parks, but the fault Is with
municipal nutlioiity, which has been
shamefully lemlss In not providing for
the election of Miltable lestaurauts in
the parks themselves. Carriage peo
ple, enjoying the parks drives, may
stop tit the country clubs and got
what they want. What Is needed Is
piovislon for the masses of the peo
ple, and theio Is teason to fear that
the polite aie using the law to op
press the very classes who deserve
the gieatest consideration. It would
be n piece of Ingenious ciuelty to deny
to the masses of the people, who do
not happen to belong to country clubs,
the opportunity to get a cooling drink
while taking an outing on a hot .Sun
day. And, while simple and liaimlt-ss
pleasuies aie put under the ban,
everyone knows that there aie plenty
of Illicit resoits, which, Instead of
dealing hi Ice eieam and soda water,
do a i oaring Sunday trade In liquor."
The' retail druggists sent a iepie
sentative to learn fiom the recoider
what the drug stoies were expected
to do. He reported that th- recoider
admitted the necessity of the drug
stoies being open on Sunday, but ald
they would not be permitted to sell
cigars. A resolution was thereupon
adopted which binds the druggists, to
stop the sale of clgais on Sunday.
This Is as far as the movement has
proceeded as yet. Its neM step, It Is
understood, will be to suppiess the
sale of liquor In houses of Ill-fame on
Sunday. On Saturday night the li
censed saloons of PitMburg close
promptly at 11! o'clock: but the .sale
of liquor Is then meicly tiansferred
from places which pay n, license to
places which contiibute nothing to tho
community but disease and scandal,
and It goes on within these disorderly
houses throughout Sunday with little
hindrance. Gambling, too, of the pro
fessional type, with all kinds of de
vires for fleecing the unvvniy, Is a
Sunday vocation in certain places, and
the real objective of Recorder Brown
Is to put tho damps of the law as
tightly on these vicious practices as
It Is possible to do without provoking
a leactlon to a condition of "wide
This qualification Is important, and
extremists often Ignore It to their own
tapld undoing. Elective government
Is never Ideal, but nearly always
average. Tho people who nre way up
are counterbalanced by those who are
way down In the moral and social
scale, giving the. balance of power to
the medium class. This class opposes
violence and dlsoider, hut Is not, as a
Mile, enthusiastic over tho outlawing
of Ice cream nnd soda water selling
on Sunday, and soon votes out tho
goveiment which fusses too much
over the gnats while swallow Ins the
camels of Sunday dcseciatlon.
Testimony as to tho pitiable plight
of the Boer women and chlMicn whom
tho British In South Africa havo con
centrated In porly equipped detention
ramps Is accumulating rapidly and
roines from sources not to be scouted.
Whatever the nillltHry motive of this
reconcentrntlon policy or Its apparent
Justification on tho scoie of twisting
necessity, the fact lemalus that the
growing death list nnd filghtftil suf
feilngs of these non-combatant vic
tims of wnr should admonish the Brit
lsh government to put forth Its utmost
mercy. It has by no means done that
IT is itVTiu.it ftranso, to lay iiif leant, n't
ono Vtiioilran .irtlt nhojc unik Is prohahlj
hott knonn tlitouBh reproductions la utterly
i.nrrprrrenteil at the I'ati-Amerloan rtposl
tlon aril that another svlin had recrhrd honor at
the I'arln Salon nd a medal at the world's fair
Miculd iilio le tonsplouniik hy .tb'cnec friun thla
exhlhitlnn It I still more pctuliar that both
Into claimed t lilst rojlan a heme ami tilitlt
pljic and are very ll Known In Scranton 'IV
flit la Mia Jennie fliow.niorihe, vvhou ' I'eaie
tiall" and miny pl'tniea ef New Fngland life
and uhoie apple orchnid In hlocni are a familiar
to llilv generation a "From Shore to Shore" and
"Wahlnstoti ( rovlnj- the Delaware" were to a
Reneiallon cone h.i .No palntlni; fitrn her hrd
It catalogued at the otonltlon. Ihia rnj he
exphlned In put fiom t'e faot lhat she laluoi4
and hi been iav fioni Anirriea for loine month.
ft other aitll who he not been on Ihclr
nliii- shor' (or nnnv a jrar aie nobly lepr
wnted in the art sailer , through the enttrprUe
of friend or enmo mrinheia of the committee
lm hae eemreil loan of valuible oilt 'ihen,
t"o, Mi. kner, the New York dealer ho ban
the rcliilie rlsht to Mini Iliewncombo'a pic
tine for the purpoi.e ef irpindiictlon, ha loaned
tho Hiinsrrflelil ii-.tor.na and other otly ran.
tdc and It would ktrm that he micht naturally
luo been expected to fc to It that the ev
oulritrly loely creations of thl facoritr Amerl
can aillt weie not overlooked. Mr .lohn nought,
formed of Ihi rllj, is another who aisurcdly
idiould bo ipptcenli'il, and who unfortunately
I not. Ho has done much excellent work, la i
Iruc artlt, and it ti a pit tint ho fhould not
hic unit something to the exposition 1h
miiio in iv bo mild el Mr .lohn llrnnard, of f.reen
Hideo, whne gcnltts and ability hae been tccos
nized at home and alnoad.
V wai iriniiKeil in a former article, no plcluie
In tho exhibition evdlea moio lnleret than the
sir iile repiei-entitloii ot our Koal Ataddnlclan,
Idwlii V Abbey, who hia lird no much In
I nglantl tint wc Inlf forsct he I American until
wc ee eomc of hi work In the Ho-ton or the
Conqieloml llbrirt or read fonie old noti',' il
lustrated b hi hind 'lhl I a mighty cane is
hiiiflm; In ltoom 11, opposite the Strrjent group
It I ii nuiled with tigni. s jnil b reahon of the
noiiderful deliil which lender ever. fisurc a
real peimn. and the lirilliant scarlet uniform
of the l,oiil lllsh lieilir, peopl flock like moths
about II. The inscription, "The Penance of
hlranor, Diicheu ot l.loter" seem not to help
out tho miiltitudi in their kuo-c a to the
"lor," fin, of couiM, It in a pkturo Willi i
store On tho first day when the art gallery wn
opened the catilojjuoH were a nilnin quallly anl
muiv were the loujouuroi tecardlng thL great
P'cluie. People i.ked each other what sho did -the
IvMiitiful ladv amid the throng with lier
feri bared and tho look ot dcpair on tier locely
f.ne, and afleiwaul when they ecined caU
b guos and read the quotation fiom Shakepeare
appendcel to tho number their enlightenment did
not ftcm to . id iree This i in tho inscdptlon,
from Ixin: llemv V I-
"Come nii, un lenl, to pee my open hmet
nw thou el it penanee, loo. l.nok how lliey gazel
see how the gidd.i multitude do point
Vi.d nod their hc.i'U, and thimv their ees en
Ah' t.loslir, hide theo from their hateful looks;
Vnd in tli eloot pent up, me my thame,
And ban thine enemle, both thine ind mine."
The pic hire preenl the sheet si one when (lie
dm hot, who, with the pileM", Hume and smith.
well, the eonjuicr llnlinglneke and n witch had
been detected piacticlng neciomentc agalnt tho
king in Hie duke's giiiien, I made to do pen
ance amid the rjhhlc. she "endure the fllnly
Unci In tieiil them with her tender leellng
feet," weal ins onlc i licct and taming a lighted
taper Sir .lohn Millie, with the sheilif sn.j
efrteei makp a biek'iound for the lender, white
rohed tigiire'. tilivlei, i-tandlng aidi', gazes plte.
nii-l at lil eli'grieed eliiihe, to whrnn she sa:
"Vlethink I nhnuld not tliu ho led along
Mailed up in shame, with pipeis on my hack
Vnd followed with a nhble, lint rejoiee
To see mv teats and hear tnv deep felt groans
The rullilc flint do cut m tender feet.
Sometime lil sav I am llukc llumrhrej's wife,
Vnd he a piince and ruler of the land,
rt so ho ruled and such a piince he wa
V ho stood b whilst I, hi forlorn dmheu,
Wa nndo a wondei and a pointing stoe-k
'In rccn idle iai il followei."
suih wa tho penilt of amhition anl jealomy
of the queen and her power,
In till loom, loo, i the exquisite little can
va. "Venlie fiom the Lagoon," by Thomas
Vlonn, and It In the wordeiful lurnerfque lilue
of sk and water, the soft atmosphere and the
fail distince of a dream
The flic pictuie of I'. 11 Vllllrt hang at the
eastern end. "The l.vpanionM" i so deli in
detail, to martclniKlv ele finite and clear that one
enter the very room with the little maid In her
quiint girh. The aie all interior and glie an
unexampled cppoitunln for the stud of this ar
tist's dele. Among the minor pie-lures in thl
mom i a little eana, badlv skied. It Is so
vague in oulllne, o poetic in conception that
few people studc it cloel When the do they
see a frail, mh ill. nude figure ling prone on its
faie. the tiagile wing bnil'ed and bioken and
oier it all a welid crinuon lUlit That is all.
(etiMiltiiig the catalogue It i found to be "The
Moth," b (,u Itiwe. To me there is an evecp.
tionat thaim and originalily in the idea.
-II. C. P.
AND STILL THEY COME.
From the Taterron, N .1 , rrc-J.
The Scranton Tnhune, one ef Pcnnjylcanla's
stiongest duly papers, lias iiued a beautiful
soun-nir booklet in commemoiation of the tenth
arnixemry of this prosperous Journal, and in
which is giten, nam tally, an account ol it sue
cts'cs of the decade, a well as portraits and
reading nnttei ibnut this thriving elt in the
cal legicm Amors tha pictures is an excellent
one o O F Dcxhee, the bufines.-, manager, for.
merl connected with Ihe Piess, abo showing htm
sealed in Ills hindsome private ofiice. Tlie sou.
tenir shows many nf the- uttiactive feature of
Scranton b putuie and otheiwite, and its neit
appeaiaucei is a rudlt to ihe Tribune and the ons
time I'atersonlan now so ably tilling his lespon
Timely and Unique,
From the llazletcn bentlnel.
The Scranton Tribune on its tenth anniversary
Usued a handsome somenlr Between the corns
is told the story of The Tilbune's success The
volume also contains an intere,tlnf history of
he poitolfkcs of Lackawanna county, fiom the
pen of Potmater Hippie, a hlitorj of the burn
ton board of trade and other valuable loial
data It Is a ttcdltable induction and a hue
illLdration or the luechinlcal and artistic re
sources of lis well equipped establishment It
does not seem a decade, .luce the fiist number
of the Scraiiton Ttlbune appealed, fast is he
flight of time In Ibis lmi age, still lit tenth
anuirii.ary snuicuii scries as a luppj lemiuder,
b.ali tiiiicl and unique.
F.ditor of Tin Tribune
Mr In an eJitudal entitled. "eler nj
Kitchener," .vou acetic tho MritUh of the same
atiocltles lhat the Spanlaids weie i,uilty of In
Cuba. Which do ,voi think is belter, to let the
non-combilauts starto nu their fauns in .South
Vfilea, ir to feed them In camper We.cler drove
Ihein into cam it and let ihcin starni there. Do
.vou say that tho IlrltUli do this? You know that
It is not true. Aie they to he held ieponslhle
for the ravages of disease? It Is a disgrace to the
American pi cm lu circulate such atrocious slan,
ikn. W. P. Clevclind.
Scranton, June 0.
Ihe Vane County lleralel, under the title. The
Minor, was hom In IMS and Hist appeared un
eler its pirsent name M A l.1. Judgo llsm
Joined tho paper n Vlam ini, hmight part
Inicirsl in it In StpleirUi. lMil, and In 1M3
bfcime sole proprlelor. ii onnectlon he ha ut
itllmiulshed tlnougli Ihe paer' sale to n eor
1 oration which promlces lncraed capital and
tnip) impiniemenls. In a feeling farewell, Judge
Hun le'lens lirlefly the piper's political tecord
and adds, "flut ihe local newpaper has nothr
tnlwlnn beldes the adcccacy of the poel
prlntlplea ef the party for rhleh It speaks Ihe
bulncM prosperity and so,lal welfare of the
rommunt'.y from which It derive. the major part
of it support should be ehjeds of Its constant so
licitude and lecelve its best eftorts lor their bet.
tirment. I think I may sfe!y appeal to tht tiles
cf the Herald In auprert ot the clslm that in
tluse paniculate, at least, I hate, not been dere
lict. No public impicuinent has hcen sugjeiled
whh h ha not recched my faithful sdtoiicy,
no charily has lacked an earnest appeals no a
plrlng jnulli ha failed ol an encouraging lift
vowarel pffciniest tend distinctions no calamity
befallen without woid of sympathy snd sngge.
tlc for itliefi no wodhy elllreii goe to his
final ret 'unwept, unhor.oied or unsung'"
Forty-one eais nl surh ser'lce as this certainly
ccnttitutei a Just title to a lest.
The Chester 1lme, ens of the best edited and
most influential papers in the Interior Journalism
of Pennsylvania, celebiates its twenty-fifth ann!
voisary hy issuing a -pge special edition deiot
d largely to a historical recite o! men and con
dition In Chester and Delaware county. It Is
.i mest intrreuins number of a newspaper that
has won prosperity by meriting It.
fly a teccnt trinfcr of capital stock the T.1
niln Adiertlser has pascd Into the control of
Clay V Holmes, a former managei. He In turn
has plsced the entire cditorlsl management In
thi hands ef John 11 Cunningham, lor many
.wars leading editorial writer for the I'liea Herald
and more leccntly on the editorial staff of the
Ltlca Press, Mr. Cunningham is an alumnus of
Ihmllton college, a fine nholar. splendid writer
and thorough gentleman. He will make his matk
To Wage Earners
and Others of
Do not spend our money foolishly
because you have no little of It, but
save whut you can from month to
month nnd Invest It In something that
will multiply many fold. The mil
lionaires of this section were laboring
me-n a generation ago nnd they pur
sued this course while most of their
comrades blew It all In. The pru
dent ones saw that fuel was a good
thing, that tho world had to have
It. and they bought coal land, a little
at a time as they could s-pare It. and
it has made them rich, and their fami
lies live and will live In the greatest
comfort, while the descendants ot
their Imprudent comiades are labor
ing as their fatheis did for dayl
Keep this object lesson In mind.
The opportunities of that cailler time
weie In coal, toddy gieater 'opportuni
ties e.vlst In oil. which Is fuel In a
moie conctete form and Is rapidly
supplanting coal, because It Is easier
nnd cheaper to mine nnd handle, and
Is, besides being a mora economic
fuel for all large consumers, profit
able for a hundred other uses. The
oil of California Is furnishing that
state with cheap fuel, for the lack of
which her progress has been woefully
retaitlcd. Tho entire Pacific coast
will consume oil ns a fuel, so that
the demand upon the oil fields of Call
fornU Is unlimited. California oil
reflno-3 will hold the mathets of the
far East and of the west coast of
South America. It Is plain to be seen
that the oil fields of California will
be the soutce of Incalculable wealth,
far beyond what the coal mines of
Tennsylvanla have been In the past.
All thoughtful men can see that the
thing to do now to make money Is
to buy the shares of conservative, re
putably managed oil companies hav
ing Inrge holdings of undoubted oil
lands secured nt low prices, and only
requlilng development to become the
source of enoimous revenues for
The PACIFIC COAST AND TEXAS
Oil. COMPANY has In the most Im
portant oil fields manageis of ability
and Integilty and of the highest prac
tical qualifications for their business,
and the shares of this company ate
today, without doubt, the best Invest
ment obtainable. These shares would
be cheap at 4"c, but are selling for
the time being at 20c per share, to
procure monev to bore the first wells.
The price is hiiro to advance rapidly
to keep pace with the developments
on the company's lands and on ad
joining lands. The maiket value of
the lands Is constantly advancing. Do
not delay making an Investment In
this Mock. As to the value of this
oil property and the character and
ability of Its managers this company
rcfeis, by permission, to tho presi
dent of the Broadway Bank nnd
Trust company, of Los Angeles, Cal.
For paitlculars concerning this In
vestment apply to the
IN YESTMENTand FINANCE CO
Boom 1, Dime Bank Building,
Low in cut. Low in price. High
in quality. Ladles' from 75c. up.
Gentlemen's from S1.25 up.
Lewis & Reilly
Wholesale and Retail.
Binghamton Private Training School
for nervous, Dackvird and Deaf Mute Chll
dien, Manual Training, Physical Culture,
Needlework, Music, Kindergarten, Articula
tion. Opeu year round. Circular, Prices
moderate. 6. A. DOOLITTLE,
C Fain lew Avenue.
us the necessity of
cleaning up all resi
due stocks at the end
of each season, To
thoroughly and ef
this in the most ex
peditious manner we
have placed a clear
ance price on every
item of merchandise
of a summerish char
acter, and cut the
price so deep that we
feel assured our ex
pectations will be
quickly realized. To
make this sale still
more attractive we
make a general re
the entire store, offer
ing an unusual op
portunity to secure
reliable goods much
under actual value,
Capital 5200,000. Surplus $525,03).
United States Depositary.
Special attention giveu to
BUSINESS, PERSONAL and SAV
INGS ACCOUNTS, whether large
Open Saturday eveuings
from S to 9 o'clock.
Wm. Connell, President
Henry Belin, Jr., Vice Pres.
Wm. H. Peck, Cashier.
325-32? Penn Aveirne,
City with a
First-Class Stock of
II: J Ii,
Mercereaii & Connell,
132 Wyoming Avenue.
$ 1 ,000
For the Work of a Few Weeks.
The Scranton Tribune offers an exceptional oppor
tunity to the young people of Scranton and North
eastern Pennsylvania in its second great
The Special Rewards:
Scholarship in Lafayette College $1,000
Scholarship in Swarthmore College 1,000
Scholarship in Stroudsburg Normal School 675
Three Scholarships in Scranton Business
College, $60 Each 180
Two Scholarships in Scranton Conserva
tory of Tlusic, $75 Each 150
Each contestant failing to secure one of these special rewards
will be given ten (io) percent, of all the money he or she turns in,
N, D The first two trholsrships do net Inclurt mfa!, hut the conlfstants sscurlnj
these will be ettri te-n (10) per icnt. nl all the money he of sha turns In to The
I'ribuEc, to assist In pijinz this expente.
Here is an opportunity for some ambitious young people to
earn the best college education without a gteat amount of effort,
and it is an opportunity that may never be repeated. The Trib
une may find the returns much less than the expense and would
then be unable to again make such generous offers. Such a con
dition will be The Tribune's loss and the contestants' gain.
There are many young men, and young women, too, who
would be glad of an opportunity to "work their wav through col
lege," in (act, the presidents of these institutions are deluged with
applications for chances of this kind. Here the work for an entire
course of four years can all be accomplished in three short months,
and an education that would cost in cash $1,000 is assured with
out further outlay. Parents should urge their boys and girls to
enter the contest and work for one of the special rewards. One
of the eight is within the reach
Send a letter to The Tribune for full particulars, including
handsomely illustrated booklet. Address,
Editor Educational Contest,
SCRANTON'S BUSINESS HOUSES.
THESE ENTERPRISING DEALERS CAN SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS
OF EVERY CHARACTER PROMPTLY AND SATISFACTORILY.
L. SOMMAR, Bulldlna: Contractor
Fmploys union itm Estimates cheerfully
gien. Remodeling and repairing a specialty.
3SB WASHINQTON AVE.
WATCH FIXED RIGHT
WB ARB SATISPIEO WITH A SMALL
215 L(K NV AVENUE.
EDWIN S. WILLIAMS.
ROOM SB COAL EXCHANGE,
ni'fir.lES and WAG.
ONb eit nil Kinds;
also llousci and
Hulldlng hots at
Moees freight. Furni
ture and ntgsaue,
MOs. Pianoi and Ma
chlnery. 217 lackaeranna e
M. T. Kellers
THE MOST PA LATA BLE
snd Healthful rter thit is brewed, The Heal
Vrctar ol the Nation, tnmaled In In Purtti,
is Puie Mhlitj, the Deer that made Miluaul.ee
famous sold by
A. W. SCHRADER,
726-7:3 Adams Ai-nue Scranton, Vx
M F. WYMBS.
111.' laelson Slirrt C25 Wominj Ae.
Calls by Telepho-.e Recelee prompt Attention
J. B. WOOLSEY tiCo
Plate Glass and Lumber
OP ALL KINDS.
Will tt'l all the'r samples of fine imported
Madras Shirts for men at 60c , wcrth f-i to f.' M
WALTER E. DAVIS,
214, SIS. SIQ PAULI BLDQ.
Attornsy-nt-Law, Scrantou, Pa.
MRS. SARA ALLYN.
M3-JIH Mears Building, Parlors open Monday,
Thursday and Saturday eienlnji,
S. JOSEPH KUSTTEL.
rear Ml Lackawanna avenue, manufaetuirr of
Wire Screens nf all kinds, lull) prepared for
the spring season, Wc make all kinds of poich
General Centiactor, Builder and Dealer In
Building Stone. Cementing of cellars a spe
cialty. Telephone ISM.
Office, ,'.J7 Washington aenus.
of everyone who really tries.
Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
Tarlor Hotel. Accommodations unurpis.w
Special Sl'MMEIt IIATI-'S to permanent guest.
Cet them Table Board. W H UHYTE
420 SPRUCE ST,
W make a specialty ol One bread stuffs.
Order? for Salads, Oysters, Croquettes, etc.,
A full line of Lee Cream and Ices.
Brotherhood Wine Cos
Fine Old Ports, Burgundies, and
bautcrnes. Family Trade Only.
P. H. FRENCH. 403 CONNELL BLDQ.
buccesor to William Hay.
RES. 313 LINDEN STREET.
House painting, riee-orating and paper hinging.
W. A. HARVEY.
Electric Wiring and Fixtures.
Electric Bell snd Telephone Work.
3 09 Commonwealth builoinq.
CHB0N1O DISEASES A SPLCIALTY.
DR. S, GERTRUDE EVANS
123 and 121 Wahinglon aicnue, Scranton Pa.
Office, hours 3 CO to 12 m ; 1 .'A to 5 SO p. m
Only practicing lady omepath in Northeast
FRED H. WINTER.
aS4 CAPOUSE AVENUE,
Btsple Crocerlea and Provisions. A full line
of Vegetable, etc, receded dally.
The scranton Vitrified Brick
and Tile Manufacturing Company
Makers ol l'alng nrteV. etc M H. Dale,
Ctreral Sales Agent, Oldce S29 Washington J7
Works at Nay Aug. Pa.. L'. & W V R. It
Kinqsbury & Scranton.
MINE AND MILL SUPPLIES.
District Agents for
John A Roebllng's Sons Co 's Wire Rope snd
rieitrieal Wire Cutta Pereha and Rubber Mfg
Co.'s Dtltltig, Packing, Hose and Mechanical
Rubber (ioodi. huow'ton Packing. Carter's
Oil Clothing Room 310 Paull Bldg.
322 WASHINQTON AVENUE.
Calls by telephone receive prompt attention.
SEOURITY BUILOINQ d SAVINGS UNION,
Home office, 203-209 Meara Building, transacts a
general building and loan builneve tluoughout
tho state of I'ennsjlwnla.
JAMES J. MURRAY,
Successor to the Hunt 4 Cornell Co., In Un
and sheet metal vtoik and (entlUtlon Carton
turnae.es, lrpairs anl general tin noik a
specialty No (12 l.acksuanna aienue
WILSON A COMPANY.
Fashionable Tailors (Hotel Jermjn Building)
Zll Spruce) street, ScrJnton, Pa bulls pressed,
S3 ctnts, panti preyed. 10 cents Clothing re
paired, csllert for snd delleered New Phone 2ivaj
ASK YOUR GROCER
FOR KIRKPATRICK'S PURE
SPICES AND FRESH